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  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★★

  • Belfast

    ★½

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★½

  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

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  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★★

    I was a bit too sleep deprived (hence my conscious flying off to places), but at a point it got me to focus, tapping something deep in me. A tangible, seamless relationship with characters, their world, and their narratives almost felt erotic; the intimacy indescribable and searing. It would then have me contemplating on the subtle sublimity found in concise, precise storytelling of short stories, and the necessity of storytelling --- both the consumption/submergence in, and construction of it in…

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★½

    I honestly don't even know where to start with this one. That's how baffling BELFAST is.

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  • Fan Girl

    Fan Girl

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Antoinette Jadaone has proven throughout the years she's one of the most vital voices in Philippine cinema today. Her unfading charm lies not so much in her effortlessness in creating resonant moments out of powerful screenwriting as how these characters get imprinted on our hearts. It is all through a perspective contemporary and empathetic that, too, is matched with amusing beats and the bittersweet lyricism of realism to lose ourselves in. Distinctly, her filmmaking represents the ideals of a true…

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★½

    An oppressed nation’s trauma as experienced, heard as a resonant, strange sound by a non-person of color navigating foreign spaces until they turn seemingly familiar. A thud compacting vibrations of consciousness and unconsciousness constructed by agony and sorrow dictate the body and soul’s relationship with and perception of reality, time, memory, dreaming, existence, the earth. Sound of memories are merely residues, but tangible entities in spaces we inhabit. 

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul's English language debut, through the casting of Tilda Swinton as…